Commissioner Haney to Introduce two Important SFUSD Resolutions: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Support and A-G Course Expansion
At this evening’s Board of Education Meeting, Commissioner Matt Haney will introduce two important SFUSD resolutions related to priority Coleman Families issues:
1. A Resolution in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
We are proud to stand with Commission Haney and thousands of other San Francisco residents in calling for comprehensive immigration reform that “prioritizes the health, well-being and safety of children” and we have confidence that the SFUSD Board of Education will stand with us.
2. A Resolution to Expand A-G Course Offerings in SFUSD High Schools and Support A-G Course Development and Submission.
We want to thank Commissioner Haney for continuing to shine a much-needed spotlight on A-G implementation and the urgent need for the district to step up its investment in the comprehensive range of strategies essential to successful implementation of the College and Career for All Policy. There are many ways that the district can strengthen A-G course offerings to engage students, present culturally relevant curriculum, and continue to build a culture of college and career readiness and 21st century scholars. We believe that Commissioner Haney’s resolution will support the district’s work to strengthen our high schools and better engage students in their daily educational experience.
Superintendent to Introduce Proposal to Effectively Exempt Continuation Schools from the New Grad Requirement
Also at tonight’s Board of Education meeting, there will be a first reading of Superintendent Carranza’s proposal for the establishment of another option for acquiring a diploma for students in court/county and continuation schools.
The proposal applies to the 2013-14 school year and would reduce the number of non A-G elective units required for this alternative diploma from 40 units to 10 units. This means that while students in comprehensive high schools must complete 230 credits in order to graduate, students at continuation schools will only need to complete 190 credits – only 10 credits above the state-required minimum.
Click here to read more about the proposal and Coleman’s concerns about its equity implications
Coleman Youth Leader wins Economic Justice Award!
Congratulations to YMAC leader Jessica Inson for winning the 2013 Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty award from the Marguerite Casey Foundation!
Click here to read more about Jessica and the many contributions she has made as a Coleman Leader